What are implicit or explicit meanings, forms, and explanations of differences the U. S. criminal justice systems may have from those in other countries in the popular media?

  1. Locate one article on any aspect of the international comparisons of criminal justice systems that has been published in a popular magazine or newspaper (e.g., Time, Newsweek, M.S., Redbook, Popular Psychology, Psychology Today, Dallas Morning News, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, etc.).
  2. Discuss your chosen article by writing a 2 to 3 page critical review based on the following questions:
  • What are implicit or explicit meanings, forms, and explanations of differences the U. S. criminal justice systems may have from those in other countries in the popular media?
  • How do these compare in general with scientific literature (such as your text book)?
  • According to your article, how and why the American CJ systems are different, similar, worse off, or better off from other systems?
  • What was said good or bad about our CJ system that strikes you as significant or irrelevant?
  • What improvement program is recommended for our CJ systems in the article?
  • How do you estimate the value of this article, particularly from a criminal justice perspective?
  • Assess the value of popular media in shaping public attitudes and perception related to prejudice and discrimination against our criminal justice system practice.

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